Grateful Dead Live at Public Hall on 1973-12-06
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Bertha, Mexicali Blues, Loser, Black Throated Wind, They Love Each Other, Beat It On Down The Line, Deal, El Paso, Row Jimmy, Greatest Story Ever Told, China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider, Around And Around
Ramble On Rose, Me And My Uncle, Here Comes Sunshine, Big River, Dark Star-> Eyes Of The World> Stella Blue, Sugar Magnolia
2nd set includes the longest ever Here Comes Sunshine (15'38) and the 3rd longest ever Dark Star (43'28)
updated venue and setlist courtesy Deadlists
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|Black Throated Wind|
|They Love Each Other|
|Beat It On Down The Line|
|Greatest Story Ever Told|
|China Cat Sunflower ->|
|I Know You Rider|
|Around And Around|
|Ramble On Rose|
|Me And My Uncle|
|Here Comes Sunshine|
|Dark Star ->|
|Eyes Of The World ->|
-- Set 2 disc change is seamless
-- This is a re-master of shnid=4452
-- Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction
- CD -> Adobe Audition v1.5 -> Samplitude Professional v10.22 -> FLAC
- Cleveland, OH
- Run time
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
- Public Hall
Subject: Typical, but good
Coltrane is THE best comment I have yet to read on these forums. With this part of 73 it is hard to go wrong. Best ever Jerry playing? Might be time to hide the crack pipe. Live Dead Dark Star? 72 Prelude? Morning Dew? I don't hear anything here rising to that level. If you think this Dark Star ranks with that try 12 step program. It's a good Star though, standard noodling and improve for period. Solid Show.
Subject: Desert Island Show-Very,Very Good
Subject: Better source now available
Subject: dark star a beauty
This show (in this excellent CM version) belongs in everyone’s collection. Enjoy!
Subject: long doesnt mean good
Subject: 40 or more stars, just for Dark Star!!! :)
1973...I was blessed to see them at Kezar Stadium in May of that year. So, I know! Come for the Dark Star, stay for the rest of the show! It's amazing! When Phil is on it, the rest of the band sounds so much better! And Keith, that Fender Rhodes...when he adds some chorus to it, very nice. And Jerry! "nuff said. Bill...all right! And even Bob...nice tone. There was just something about them, in 1973 and 1974. They peaked! So...45 more stars!
Subject: Sound Quality Check
As far as the show, Dark Star, IGNORE ANY AND ALL EVEN REMOTELY NEGATIVE REVIEWS, THEY COME FROM PEOPLE WHO HAVE YET TO BREAK THROUGH. It isn't meandering w/ cool feedback, and Phil is most definitely at the top of his game. Here Comes Sunshine is also a huge highlight here. I usually do song by song reviews but that isn't necessary here.
That said, don't just come for the Dark Star> Eyes> Stella. It isn't as though inspiration just happened to touch down for about an hour in the middle of the evening this night. This entire show smokes start to end. Jerry is vibrant and carefully aggressive all night. Phil is in full throated, "Yea I Can Make This Bass Go Boom!" mode, Billy is on fire, so is Keith, so is Bobby, oh and Donna is out for the night as well. Five stars FTW!
Subject: It is deserving of 5 stars
Set 1 - ....alas, the first set sounds like the band is on absolute cruise control - with the exception of a perk-me-up China Cat > Rider, they really don't have a lot going on here. Just sounds sort of bare, way too much negative space within the songs.
Set 2 - things start to come around with Rose, and Here Comes Sunshine takes on a real floodwater journey....the Dark Star (or, rather, Jam > Space > Dark Star) is extraordinary. If you like Phil, seek no further - this is mind-melt music for those real astral-nauts, heavy beam-ax-split-the-timber bass drone - I think the two movements, pre-and-post verse, are absolutely sublime examples of the Dead at their most fearlessly experimental. The band never very often utilized 'drone' tones ala Floyd; here, they give into that temptation and ride the wave out way, waaaaaay beyond ordinary boundaries.
So, a really sleepy and forgettable first set (but save that CC>R), and a second set built entirely around that 45 minutes of searing, crashing ashes...the rest of the set is good enough to make it an overall keeper.
Subject: Have to hear Dark Star
This show is really good - start to finish. Plenty of highlights typical of '73 (They Love Each Other, China Cat> Rider, Here Comes Sunshine, Big River, etc.), but the Dark Star is unique. It starts with a slow simmer of a jam out of tuning, and builds into a high energy jam with lots of great "noise". Almost not a DS, but a jam close to Watkins Glen. Perfect example of "jazzy" Dead.
The 5 stars isn't just for the DS, but it does steal the face right off your head.
Subject: Right on babyblu
Thank God for the Grateful Dead! Enjoy
Subject: My favorite Dark Star
There's a certain vein of DeadHead for whom "best" versions of songs seem to be more or less about the degree to which Jerry nails his bits in an epic frenetic jam.
That's all well and good most of the time, but this Dark Star aint about that.
Subject: here comes sunshine and a whole ton of jammin
Subject: Dark Star definitely not...
What stands out about this Dark Star is Keith's playing. I'm a Brent guy through and through. I loved when Brent had a full presence in the band--he created some very productive tension, besides being virtuosic. Keith had the talent to be a very subtle and tasteful jazz-rock accompanist. He wasn't the kind of player to lead a band like the Dead, and too often he was nonexistent, especially in the later '70s. Listening to this Dark Star was one of the first times I've ever heard Keith step out front and push Jerry and maybe Phil musically, at least in terms of improvisational jamming. For Jer and Phil, this is a somewhat average to better than average Dark Star (which is to say, it's genius). What Keith contributes is really unique and at times gorgeous. Definitely essential listening.
Subject: Great show. Dark Star is just aiight
Subject: Why is this not famous?
Of course, if you like the songs played vanilla, just like the original recorded version, this is not the one for you. But then, I don't know why you'd be listening to this band anyway. Wow, this is great! Just dig it!
Subject: Phil rules the night
Dark Star has always been about exploration and so was Seastones. This Dark Star here is a bit of a combination.of the 2, but IMHO 100% a DS. Phil is creating some amazing effects and sounds here pre-WOS. There are bombs from him all over the place. Excellent 73 setlist and all well-played. This DS should not just be considered a best-ever because it's 44mins, but also because it's fantastic.
Great show from an even better tour.
Subject: Never the same twice
Subject: take a break
Subject: arguable and inarguable genius
HOWEVER. The brilliance of the China - Rider transition jam and above all the HC Sunshine allow no room for argument or interpretation. Anyone who could listen to and review this show without being staggered by their genius is coming from a place I can't understand and don't care to - and that's by far the nicest way I can think to put it. The HC Sunshine soloing by Jerry isn't merely "the best version ever" (which is is, by orders of magnitude beyond the wonderful 2-23-74 version or any other candidate); it is one of the very finest moments in Garcia's entire career as a guitarist, a true lifetime performance highlight and one of the finest pieces of improvised music you will ever hear in your life.
If you don't grok it, don't come talking smack. Subjective interpretation and matters of taste are all very well but if you don't recognize the Cleveland Sunshine for what it is, you best check yourself and polish up that lens 'cause it just might be cracked.
If you haven't heard it, friends, well, I am excited on your behalf! It really is that good. You're in for a treat. Don't half-ass it! This isn't one to waste as background music at work or something. Get your head really right, turn it up loud and let this show take you places. It will if you let it.
http://www.vimeo.com/17169752 thank you jerry et al
Subject: Jinglebell Rainbow
Subject: Here Comes Sun Shine
Subject: Psychoanalysis may be required...
It's a brooding monster. Heavy shit to be sure.
Here Comes Sunshine lives up to it's name as well. Truly a inspired outing by all those involved.
Thank You Cleveland Goodnight!!!!
Subject: Dark Star-one of my favorite versions